808 Events Facility

The 808 Events Facility is a distinctive space with a sweeping, open floor plan which can accommodate a range of events. Formerly a grand auto showroom, the venue now also serves as an art gallery for BU’s College of Fine Arts. Sophisticated art deco design elements and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a vibrant atmosphere amidst the hustle of the city.


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808 Events Facility Details

808 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Getting Here

The 808 Events Facility is located on the Boston University campus at 808 Commonwealth Avenue. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

Seating & Capacity

The 808 Events Facility is a 16,000 square foot space that offers many seating and floor configurations for sit down meals, receptions, and lectures.

  • Buffet: 750
  • Seated Meal: 1000
  • Lecture: 1100
  • Reception: 1200

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Available Services

Audio-Visual Equipment

Convenient & Reasonable Parking

Close to Public Transportation


Free WiFi

Learn more about the on-campus services available to support your event.

Types of Events That Work Great Here

Social Celebrations & Weddings

We know it is important for everything to be perfect when celebrating life’s milestones. From the perfect space to a dedicated, experienced staff, BU makes it easy to relax and enjoy. Learn more

Corporate Events

No matter what type of event you have planned, you’ll find Boston University has the appropriate hall rentals in Boston, MA, as well as a tireless staff with the experience necessary to make it a success. Learn more